Qatar Airways will become a full member of oneworld with effect from Wednesday 30 October 2013. Qatar Airways is the only one of the “Gulf Big Three” carriers slated to join any of the global airline alliances.
It received clearance to board oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness, conducted by British Airways, which is sponsoring Qatar Airways’ entry into the alliance, with oneworld’s central team.
Qatar Airways completes its oneworld implementation programme just one year after receiving its invitation to join, announced at a press conference in the alliance’s New York home in October 2012. The addition to oneworld will come shortly before the airline moves into its new home base, Hamad International Airport.